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Feature 8.1
Video 8.0
Audio 8.2
Total 8.0
Distributor: Roadshow
Classification: M15+
Minutes: 86 Minutes
Reviewer: James Wright

8.0


Solitary Man

Directed by Brian Koppleman and David Levien, Solitary Man stars Michael Douglas as Ken Kalman, a man who is attempting to reclaim his youth and his former business glory. But like most men who suffer from a midlife crisis, it doesn’t always go according to plan and Solitary Man is the perfect example of that. Joining Douglas are Jesse Eisenberg, Susan Sarandon, Danny Devito, Jenna Fischer and Imogen Poots who create an interesting drama comedy about a former successfully car salesman who has trouble keeping it in his pants. 

His life was once ideal, perfect wife (Susan Sarandon), perfect family and a perfect job but something happened along the way. Not only has he failed himself but he has failed his family and friends, especially as he attempts to reclaim his youth. The biggest weakness for Kalman is his love for younger women and seeing this serial pest attempting to pick up a variety of women is nerve racking but quite entertaining to watch, especially how he makes a fool in front of his poor daughter.

Eventually his daughter disowns him and prevents her day from seeing his grandson because he is going out with his daughters best friend and happens to be the daughter of a very wealthy car manufacturer. However for Kalman, even though he has disappointed everyone, including himself for the last several years, there is a glimmer of hope and this draws you to the Solitary Man as he attempts to save himself, whether wittingly or unwittingly from a train wreck waiting to happen.  

The video and audio quality is quite decent for this presentation with sharp images, vibrant colours and Dolby Digital 5.1 It may not be the most memorable movie of the year but for the 80 or so minutes, I was lost in one man's Machiavellian world of money, women and power. Douglas is brilliant!






 
 



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